Election Law Academics Update

Here’s my yearly roundup of election law academic hires, promotions moves, visits, accolades.

Micah Altman joined MIT Libraries as Director of Research.

Guy Charles (Duke) was named the Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law.

Chris Elmendorf decided to remain at UC Davis after getting a lateral offer from UC Hastings.

Jim Gardner (Buffalo) will be at McGill University in Montreal on a Fulbright in the fall and in the spring he will be visiting at Florida State,

Jerry Goldfeder will be teaching Election Law and the Presidency at Fordham Law School in the Fall and Election Law at Univ. of Pennsylvania in Spring 2013.

Christian Grose (USC) was promoted to Associate Professor of Political Science (with tenure).

Justin Levitt (Loyola L.A.) will be visiting in the spring at Yale.

Mike Pitts (Indiana-Indianapolis) was awarded tenure and full professor by Indiana University (with unanimous votes from both the law faculty and campus committees).

James Sample (Hofstra) was named professor of the year by the graduating class and gave this commencement speech.

Nick Stephanopoulos accepted an entry level offer from the University of Chicago Law School.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (Stetson) has been selected to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute on Money in State Politics, which is responsible for www.followthemoney.org.

Jim Tucker will be teaching voting rights and election law beginning in the Fall as an adjunct at UNLV.

Congratulations all!

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